Lansford Appointed as Fellow for International Science Council

By Matt LoJacono // February 26, 2024

Duke Sanford professor Jennifer Lansford has been appointed as a Fellow of the International Science Council (ISC). This prestigious recognition marks a pivotal moment in Lansford's career and underscores her dedication to advancing science and sustainability on a global scale.

The ISC, an esteemed international organization dedicated to fostering scientific collaboration and innovation, announced the appointment of over 100 new Fellows, including Lansford, in a recent statement. This cohort of exceptional individuals represents a diverse array of disciplines, sectors, and geographic regions, reflecting the ISC's commitment to inclusivity and excellence in scientific research.

The Fellowship is the highest honor bestowed by the ISC upon an individual, signifying outstanding achievements and leadership in advancing scientific knowledge and its application for the betterment of society. Lansford's appointment comes at a crucial juncture as the world prepares to embark on the United Nations' International Decade of Sciences for Sustainable Development (IDSSD) in 2024.

Lansford, S. Malcolm Gillis Distinguished Research Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Duke Sanford Center for Child and Family Policy, is renowned for her work in social science research, which has been instrumental in shaping an understanding of child development, family dynamics, and cross-cultural influences on behavior and well-being. Her groundbreaking research has contributed to academic scholarship and informed policies and interventions aimed at improving the lives of children and families worldwide.